A Toast to the Guns
By them we live,For them we would die.
Whatever the Mission,We'll give it a try.
We'll serve them with HonorFor they are the ones;
That make us 'Gunners',
So here's to the Guns: TO THE GUNS!!
THERE IS NO JOB IN THE ARTILLERY FOR THE WEAK, THE TIMID OR THE INDECISIVE
As we aim to please, you aim too please. At last, we have a means to get connected and also share thoughts,ideas and rantings. I strongly urge my bretheren at arms to actively participate and lend credibility to this blogsite. We shall endeavour to avoid sensitive issues and remain loyal to the needs of good information and generally entertaining news and views. Being gentlemen, I anticipate a fun site. Thank you.
If you still cannot recognise him. Here is a mugshot
David and Kathy Lam hosted a surprise warm pot luck birthday
party in their home on 23 August 2016. It was Kathy’s and birthday boys Lt Kol David
Hermon's and Lt Kol H’ng Hung Meng's bash. We asked the boys how old were they.
David Herman replied 70ish and Hung Meng said he was “tiga suku”.
These pictures reflect the closeness of some old Gunners. The
night was filled with old stories, many not heard before, particularly stories
from David Hermon and Mejar Andrew Teoh, who were senior enough to be in the
know. David Hermon, Hung Meng, Andrew and David Lam had served in 1 ARTY. They
were of Kajang vintage. We were awed by their episodes and encounters during the
Konfrontasi days in Sarawak; of gun firefight in Lubuk Antu; of the 108 rounds Gun
Salute using the 25 pounders which were notoriously known for misfires. The
barrels were obviously melting hot. But alas the night ended too soon.
I propose the Gunners Club organize a get-together, specifically
for the purpose of sharing old stories and of course to have it recorded on video / tape. Lest we forget.
With Maskan ( From left. Allen Lai, Lee Kong Kok, Omar Mohd, David Lam, Heerah Singh
Yesterday 5 retired Gunners visited Lt Kol Maskan bin Katan at his home in Seremban. Maskan has been ill for sometime now. He is bed-ridden but in good spirit. The visit was well coordinated by Lt Kol Lee Kong Kok who also resides in Seremban.
We are all pleased that Maskan has recovered somewhat over the past several months when we last visisted him in the Seremban General Hospital. We will continue to pray for his speedy recovery to full health. Our visits would be a great morale booster for Maskan.
We were all treated to a sumptuous lunch at his house, whilst waiting to see him after his daily rawatan kampung.